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Review of Embekke Devalaya

Embekke Devalaya
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

Located near Peradeniya, Embekke Devalaya is said to have been built in the 14th-15th century AD. Though originally built as a Audience hall for the Gampola kings, it was later converted into a temple attributed to the Hindu warrior god Kataragama(known more commonly as Lord Muruga).

Quite a small complex, the place can be covered in under an hour. The wood carvings on the entrance arch is something to be seen. One can find a couple of locals in the temple who will be happy to explain the historical significance of the place.

There is a entrance fee of 300SLR for the temple.

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Reviewed February 7, 2014

Located at Embekke village of Udunuwara in Kandy, this rustic temple is a must visit for you if you are a history buff or a fan of architectural design. UNESCO has identified the wood carvings on the pillars as the finest to be found in any part of the world. Quiet and serene, one can easily find his peace of mind while wandering around in this temple. Entrance fee is Rs300 as at February 2014.

1  Thank DiyanaArtemis
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

If you love history, and you like architecture, a MUST visit if you are in Kandy. This famous structure has wood carvings to die for. Extremely small in size though it may be, it is a great example of Sri Lankan wood carving tradition, and the infusion and influence of the Indian architecture in Sri Lanka.

1  Thank Vidusha N
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

These temples are a must see for all travellers to Kandy. Best to see all three by tuktuk. Shoulders and legs to be covered.

1  Thank cezanne s
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

as you enter, you feel peace and calm. Wooden temple preserved. Small but absolute wonder. The pillars made out of wood was carved so well. Mind bogglng to see something from 14th/15th century

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